Team GEC

Our owners.

Grant Ethridge  

Based in Baton Rouge, Grant has a long and successful record of doing things the right way.   No drama, no fluff...just hard work and perseverance.  With more than 20 years of construction experience, he knows what it takes to get the job done.  As one of our most valued customers recently stated, "Grant is someone you can have complete confidence in."  

After earning his degree in Construction Management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Grant headed west to begin his career with CDI Contractors in Fort Worth, TX.  A couple of years later he joined JPI Multifamily to construct high-end apartment complexes in Austin and Denver.  In the late 90's, he returned home to work for Bing Bishop Construction where he oversaw a variety of metal building projects, schools, government and commercial office buildings, retail centers, churches, and restaurants.   In the early 2000's, Grant and a friend decided that it was time to venture out on their own.  Over the next twelve years their company, Wilmax Construction, completed over $120,000,000 of multifamily rehabs and new construction projects.  

Today,  Grant Ethridge is still doing what he does best...  Building is definitely in his blood.


Kevin Ayers  

Kevin has become well versed in the art of managing and developing companies since graduating from Louisiana State University in 2000.  For six years, Kevin served as vice president of Mid South Chemical where he managed all aspects of the company's manufacturing and sales.  In 2007, he decided to pursue opportunities outside of the chemical business and soon found himself in charge of new center development and construction for a fast-growing blood plasma development company, International BioResources, in Lafayette.  When the company sold its centers in 2010, he moved on to RR Company of America where he served as general manager.  RRCOA’s holdings include Southern Lifestyle Development, Double R Restaurant Group, Village of River Ranch, City Club at River Ranch, and Carriage House Hotel. 

During his time at RRCOA is when Kevin recognized the need for a contractor who could communicate effectively, assist with the design process and, most importantly, deliver the project on time and budget.  After meeting Grant Ethridge in 2013, he knew that he had found the right partner to make it happen.